D200_4me

D200_4me

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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

Anyway, my point was that Adobe is just some inanimate object/thing/company that makes a piece of software I like to use. If they screw it up once in awhile, I can deal with it. It seems to be a hobby to trash Adobe for any mistake they make. Personally, I love the product and I'm not going to apologize for it. Maybe I shouldn't have even replied to this story because ultimately it doesn't really matter. When they mess up, they'll get customer feedback and they'll fix it. Hopefully those mistakes don't cause any REAL financial or productivity harm to their professional photog customers. My guess would be these mistakes probably aren't rising to that level. Sorry for being sarcastic and fussy :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 21:03 UTC
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D200_4me: Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

It's just a piece of software. I buy it and use it because I like it. :-) Not really concerned with kissing Adobe's rear or any other part of them.

I don't remember changing the directory I used when they made the change. I use the same folder for all new imports. If I did have to change something, it was so uneventful that I don't even remember it. There are much greater things to worry about in life. I try not to sweat the insignificant things.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:44 UTC

Despite all the crying and whining online, somehow I managed to figure out how to use the 6.2 interface and it was still a one-click "just import my dang photos" process. It worked well for me then and continues to work well for me now. No big news here. I never ran into any bugs (maybe I don't use the functions others were using?) and on my Windows 8 (now Windows 10) system, it keeps on churning out the files. Shooting raw, convert to DNG, export to jpg on PC as well as various online services. No issues.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 31st comment | 11 replies

I'm always hesitant to move the contrast and blacks slider too much. I guess some people aren't though :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 38th comment
On article PIX 2015: Chasing light with Joe McNally (35 comments in total)

I always enjoy Joe's inspirational presentations vs. technical how-to type of talks. I think that's what most people interested in photography need more than the technical training....inspiration to go out and be creative.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:39 UTC as 26th comment

No surprise. Other than photo nerds like us, who else is buying regular cameras these days? Take a look around at your nearest tourist attraction. You'll see mostly smartphones snapping photos now. You'll see a lot more proper cameras at epic places that attract photogs like Yosemite and other well-known famous landscapes/points of interest.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 23:46 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D810 firmware C 1.10 now available (62 comments in total)

FYI - There are also new firmware updates for various Fuji cameras.

Nikon almost never adds new features/functions with firmware. The last one I remember that was a pretty big update/change was back when the D200 got the newer user interface on the menus. Since then...I don't recall any big updates for my Nikon cameras that added features. Usually they're just related to oddball bug fixes and those are pretty rare too. I guess that says something about the stability of the original product though (not much of a need for bug fixes).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 10:40 UTC as 11th comment
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D200_4me: "Sony has a huge lineup of their own lenses"
They do? I counted 11 FE lenses on their site. I guess he's talking about any lens that you can adapt. Honestly, for me...adapted lenses can kiss my rear end. :-) I want native lenses.

Like I said, I don't want adapters. I want native lenses. Look how long the Nikon F mount has been around and how many lenses are out there for it over the years. That's what the world needs but for mirrorless lenses now.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:07 UTC

"Sony has a huge lineup of their own lenses"
They do? I counted 11 FE lenses on their site. I guess he's talking about any lens that you can adapt. Honestly, for me...adapted lenses can kiss my rear end. :-) I want native lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 16:23 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies
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Red G8R: Nikon just announced the AF-S DX 35 mm f1.8 G for $196.96. Now that's value.

I'll admit, that's one thing that has annoyed me about my mirrorless cameras. Lenses that are many times quite a bit more expensive than their equivalent full frame or APS-C DSLR lenses. However, this particular lens is probably just about right for the pricing. It's well made, great optical quality, very good AF and weather sealed. I would be ok paying $399 for this one.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

LOL...handSSSS on, for sure. Holy jumbo camera, Batman. Might not be bigger than a DSLR, but the images of the person holding it...well, it just looks huge.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 22:12 UTC as 370th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)
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D200_4me: There are still several reasons why I just can't convince myself to make Sony's full frame mirrorless my next camera. There are several reasons why I'd like to, but I still can't justify it based on how pleased I am with my Nikon full frame DSLR and my Fuji APS-C mirrorless cameras. It's tempting, but not nearly tempting enough yet. What I would be really happy with is Sony's sensor (not X-Trans version) with lots of dynamic range and a slightly altered version of the X-T1 body. So, I guess that means I'm still looking forward to the next Fuji body (even if it's X-Trans)? ;-) Personally, I don't see a need for X-Trans. My Df files are just as detailed as my X-T1 files, the Df files are smaller on the disk and my Df raw files load many times faster than the X-T1 raw files and converted to DNG much faster.

Well, if added, it would be to replace an existing system. My goal is really to get back to a single system. I was totally happy/content with my D700 in the past, but then mirrorless came along and muddied the waters. Still trying to find a system that keeps me happy in every shooting situation I normally find myself in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 13:00 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)

There are still several reasons why I just can't convince myself to make Sony's full frame mirrorless my next camera. There are several reasons why I'd like to, but I still can't justify it based on how pleased I am with my Nikon full frame DSLR and my Fuji APS-C mirrorless cameras. It's tempting, but not nearly tempting enough yet. What I would be really happy with is Sony's sensor (not X-Trans version) with lots of dynamic range and a slightly altered version of the X-T1 body. So, I guess that means I'm still looking forward to the next Fuji body (even if it's X-Trans)? ;-) Personally, I don't see a need for X-Trans. My Df files are just as detailed as my X-T1 files, the Df files are smaller on the disk and my Df raw files load many times faster than the X-T1 raw files and converted to DNG much faster.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 12:13 UTC as 42nd comment | 7 replies
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ZeneticX: disregarding the specs..... that's a lot of moolah for a P&S

The introduction of large sensor fixed lens cameras sort of blurs the lines of what is a P&S. I mean, is a Lumix LX7 a P&S camera but a Sony RX10 is not a P&S? What do we really call these cameras now? Maybe we should just say 'fixed lens camera'. Then you have fixed lens cameras that look like a DSLR, some that look like a traditional P&S and some that are somewhere in the middle. Or maybe we should just say 'cheap crap', 'descent', 'really nice' and 'professional' as the categories for any camera type ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 15:45 UTC
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photomedium: Manufacturers should really be asking the question: does the universe need this?

I know several people that have one (instax) and I've seen some in use while traveling through airports.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 14:08 UTC
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Seems Barney was the only expert on the panel. Schooling those boys...

I'm just glad I only do photography as a hobby. I'm totally free to enjoy it however I want with no expectations to meet other than my own.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 11:23 UTC
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)
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D200_4me: Seems Barney was the only expert on the panel. Schooling those boys...

True. I was thinking more about the technical part of the discussion when I made my comment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 16:21 UTC
On article CreativeLive Photo Week: Watch DPReview on Media Panel (28 comments in total)

Seems Barney was the only expert on the panel. Schooling those boys...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2015 at 12:08 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On Connect post Instagram has 400 million active users (28 comments in total)

I suppose an active user can also be one of the accounts that constantly posts spam. I've seen too much of that. Search for certain common keywords and you get mostly spam/garbage not related to what you searched for. So...I quit Instagram.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 18:54 UTC as 18th comment
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)

As long as they give people the choice in the camera to pick compressed or uncompressed, that's good. For most shooting, I think I would not want the 80MB file size...but it would be nice to have that option.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:07 UTC as 148th comment
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